The Obama for America Campaign, the DNC and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in July to strike down a law that gives military members more voting flexibility in Ohio. The law allows military members an extra three days to vote.
Most likely, voting activists will not be up in arms over "Military Voter Disenfranchisement," comparing the Obama Campaign request to Jim Crow laws or Poll Taxes...just a hunch.
Military members oftentimes have erratic schedules and may need the extra time to get to the polls. As a matter of fact, the National Defence Committee has reported that "the Department of Defense's Federal Voting Assistance Program has reported to the President and the Congress that the number one reason for military voter disenfranchisement is inadequate time to successfully vote."
Bloomberg reports that military groups have expressed their concern over the lawsuit and have asked to intervene. "Members of the U.S. Armed Forces risk their lives to keep this nation safe and defend the fundamental constitutional right to vote," the military groups said. Additionally, the groups stated,
"The Obama campaign's and Democratic National Committee's argument that it is arbitrary and unconstitutional to afford special consideration, flexibility, and accommodations to military voters to make it easier for them to vote in person is not only offensive, but flatly wrong as a matter of law."
The federal government and liberal groups oftentimes file suits on behalf of voters who they believe may be disenfranchised based on various factors, but typically due to socioeconomic or minority status. Perhaps, based on their service to America, these liberal groups, including the Obama for America Campaign, can ease up a bit on the military; after all, without them, Americans would be able to vote at all.